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1    AN ACT concerning agriculture.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Humane Care for Animals Act is amended by
5changing Section 3.01 as follows:
6    (510 ILCS 70/3.01)  (from Ch. 8, par. 703.01)
7    Sec. 3.01. Cruel treatment. No person or owner may beat,
8cruelly treat, torment, starve, overwork or otherwise abuse any
10    No owner may abandon any animal where it may become a
11public charge or may suffer injury, hunger or exposure.
12    No owner of a dog or cat that is a companion animal may
13expose the dog or cat in a manner that places the dog or cat in
14a life-threatening situation for a prolonged period of time in
15extreme heat or cold conditions.
16    A person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a
17Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent conviction for a
18violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony. In addition to
19any other penalty provided by law, upon conviction for
20violating this Section, the court may order the convicted
21person to undergo a psychological or psychiatric evaluation and
22to undergo any treatment at the convicted person's expense that
23the court determines to be appropriate after due consideration



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1of the evidence. If the convicted person is a juvenile or a
2companion animal hoarder, the court must order the convicted
3person to undergo a psychological or psychiatric evaluation and
4to undergo treatment that the court determines to be
5appropriate after due consideration of the evaluation.
6(Source: P.A. 92-650, eff. 7-11-02.)